This program prepares graduates to work as dental hygienists in a variety of employment settings. Dental hygiene is a self regulated health service profession concerned primarily with the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of optimum oral health. As a licensed professional, the dental hygienist's scope of practice is regulated by provincial legislation. The dental hygiene process of care consists of five components: assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate, which guide dental hygiene practice in every setting. Dental hygienists work in private dental offices, community health centres, educational institutions, personal care homes and various other environments.
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
Advanced entry option
High school prerequisites
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
This is the only dental hygiene program in the province. The University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene educates the students in state-of-the-art preclinical laboratories and clinics providing students with technologically advanced training. Students benefit from an education provided by highly trained researchers and clinicians with specialized expertise in their respective fields. Educators in the School are leaders in dental hygiene locally and internationally. Graduates may opt to return to the School to complete their degree in Dental Hygiene.